In 1789 Thomas Malthus, English Cleric And Scholar, Studied

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In 1789 Thomas Malthus, English cleric and scholar, studied the nature and gist of population growth. He argued that the population growth was faster than the rate of food production and thus it would lead to global starvation. According to the most recent United Nations estimate elaborated by Worldometers, the current world population is 7.5 billion. Overpopulation is an objectionable condition which the number of human population expands faster than the Earth’s capacity. Overpopulation is a result of various factors such as improvements in medical facilities. Moreover, overpopulation also has a critical impact on the environment and is a salient issue in the modern world as it has led to many economical and sociological issues. Even…show more content…
A physical, biological or chemical alteration to the air in the atmosphere can be termed as pollution. It occurs when any harmful gases, dust, smoke enters into the atmosphere and makes it difficult for plants, animals and humans to survive. Since the creation of the Clean Water and Clean Air Acts, significant improvements have been made to the overall water and air quality. Despite efforts, pollution remains a major threat to our general health and well-being and the problem still persists at harmful levels. America’ s Troubled Waters, a report by US Public Interest Research Groups (U.S. PIRG), cites the following statistics regarding the state of America’s waterways: Approximately 39% of rivers, 46% of lakes, and 51% of estuaries are still too polluted for safe fishing or swimming. Furthermore, pollution has caused nearly 20,000 beach closings in 2004, the highest level in 15 years. The EPA’s Wadeable Streams Assessment finds that 42% of all U.S. stream miles are in poor condition. More than half of those found in the eastern portion of the U.S. and 40% of those in the central region are considered to be in poor condition. Even though water pollution has spread, there are many solutions to this problem. Responsible practicing of Fertilizer and Pesticides use, filter runoff, capture and dispose of floating pollution in waterway are some measures which can be taken in order to prevent water pollution. Fertilizers and

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